Published on June 12th, 2013 | by Joe0
Yamaha YFZ450R and Grizzly 700. Big Changes for 2014!
Yamaha’s 2014 YFZ450R Now Assembled in USA;
More Power, New Styling and a New Standard in Race-Ready Handling
CYPRESS, Calif. – June 12, 2013 – Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A., has introduced a new Assembled in U.S.A. YFZ450R for the 2014 model year. This high-performance sport quad from the clear leader in the sport ATV industry boasts power gains and improved handling and is now being produced at the Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America (YMMC) in Newnan, Georgia, for worldwide distribution
The new race-ready YFZ450R is the highest performance, most technologically advanced sport ATV on the market combining a high-tech, quick-revving, titanium five-valve, 449cc fuel-injected engine with a lightweight, professional-caliber cast aluminum-steel chassis.
All-new on the 2014 YFZ is the industry’s first assist and slipper clutch on a stock Sport ATV. This technology reduces clutch lever effort by approximately 25 percent, increases clutch plate pressure for positive engagement, reduces the engine braking effect allowing for faster cornering – particularly when downshifting – and allows the suspension to absorb bumps better during braking. All combined, this new Sport ATV technology makes for less rider fatigue especially during long motos and all-day trail rides.
The YFZ450R incorporates Yamaha’s Fuel Injection for precise fuel delivery. With a big 42mm Mikuni® throttle body and 12-hole injector, this system provides exceptional atomization of the fuel for maximum power. The system also includes Idle Speed Control (ISC) for easy, reliable start-up and warming.
The new styling and body configuration allows more space for aggressive racers to shift their weight on this highly rider-active vehicle. The seat is narrow in the front, while wide and padded in the rear with redesigned rear fenders providing the smoothest side-to-side transitions in hard, fast corners. The popular quick-release fasteners – previously only available on Special Edition models – are now standard on all YFZs and provide for no-tools installation and removal of the front and rear fenders.